[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A fatal accident in Franklin County has officials wondering why one particular stretch of Interstate is so deadly.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plus, they've already served Uncle Sam. But many Virginians are once again jumping on the battle bandwagon.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The ODAC releases its preseason men's and women's college basketball poll.
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[VO-NAT]


And Roanoke College prepares for the second round of the N-C-Double-A soccer tournament.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Breezy conditions will swing through the area tonight courtesy of a cold front, but no moisture is likely to come along for the ride, I'll have the dry details.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A fatal auto accident today helps Franklin County break a record NO one WANTS to break.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It has more fatal traffic accidents than ANY county west of Richmond and Henrico County.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Franklin-Fatal]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:38:45]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A fatal accident on Route 220 this morning was Franklin County's 21st of the year.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


As Marya Jones explains, investigators are puzzled over why such a rural county would have SO many deadly accidents... placing it in the company of areas like Richmond, Norfolk and Fairfax County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Like so many fatal]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bobby Ratliff/State Police; :25]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Bob Strickler/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Franklin Co.]

(( Like so many fatal crashes in Franklin County, state police say a seat belt would have kept this one from being deadly.
75-year-old Posie Holland did NOT have his on, when he died in the passenger seat of his car.
State police say his wife, Flossie, drove onto Route 220 in front of another car.
Both cars flew across the median ... and the couple struck a van head-on, seriously injuring the driver, 35-year-old Stephen Yopp.
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[SOT 6:14:47 - :59]

((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF: WE'VE HAD OUR SHARE....THERE'S BEEN NO RHYME OR REASON... THEY'RE ALL OVER THE COUNTY. BUT, AGAIN, SEATBELT USAGE HAS BEEN A FACTOR IN ALL OF THEM.)) [RUNS:12]
Seatbelts AND alcohol.
State police believe a drunk driver caused this accident Friday that killed Smith Mountain Lake business owner Ellen Marie Shencker.
William Robert Fitzgerald had been out of jail for SEVEN hours on a DUI violation, when he struck her car head-on.

His truck was full of beer and state police smelled alcohol on his breath.
In the last five years, Franklin County has had averaged almost TWICE as many alcohol-related fatalities as the state.
So far this year, seven have been alcohol-related, 12 involved passengers with no seatbelts and three involved pedestrians.
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[SOT 6:07:40 - :51]

((CAPT. BOB STRICKLER/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: I THINK THE ROADS ARE FINE... WE KEEP SEEING SPEED AS A PROBLEM AND WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO WEAR THEIR SEATBELTS. AND PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO STOP DRINKING AND DRIVING.)) [RUNS:11]
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[SU 6:17:45 - 6:18:01] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE STATE DEPT. OF MOTOR VEHICLES HAS A SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR WORKING ON WHY FRANKLIN CO. HAS SO MANY FATALITIES. IT'S A MYSTERY THEY HAVEN'T YET SOLVED, BUT THEY HOPE IT CAN BE, BEFORE THE COUNTY SETS A STATEWIDE RECORD FOR THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DYING ON ITS ROADS. MJN7, FRANKLIN CO.)) [RUNS:16]))

[Stuck-Truck]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:27:23]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

One charge is filed against the driver of a semi-truck that became wedged under a railroad overpass in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

The tractor-trailer was carrying hydraulic transformers when it got stuck while attempting to drive under the Norfolk Southern overpass on 4th Street this morning. One of the transformers was damaged in the wreck and leaked about 25-gallons of hydraulic mineral oil. There was no contamination or damage to the bridge. The Texas driver is charged with failure to obey a highway sign.
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[L'Burg-Gas]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A warning tonight from Lynchburg's Assistant Fire Marshal.
The supplier of Miller's Mini Market on Park Avenue accidentally added gasoline to the kerosene tank.
Only a few customers bought kerosene before the mistake was discovered.
If you purchased kerosene from the market, you are urged to call the Fire Marshal's Office.

[Hopkins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:39:08]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Henry County man has been found guilty of a lesser charge for killing his best friend.
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[VO-NAT]


George Lincoln Hopkins was charged with first degree murder for killing Larry Thomas Bennett last March.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./March]


Prosecutors said Hopkins stabbed Bennett 51 times with a piece of glass from a broken coffee table during a fight.

The defense argued Hopkins was drunk and that it was therefore not premediated.
The jury agreed and found Hopkins guilty of second- degree murder.
The jury recommended a 40 year sentence.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for January.
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[Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:50:10]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Fulcher]


Former Drug Informant Mike Fulcher may get a new trial. If so, it'll be under the theory that his past experience as a snitch amounts to implied authorization to work undercover, what's legally called "ratification."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

D-E-A Agent Don Lincoln testified today that he never authorized Fulcher to conduct any undercover drug activity at Bland Prison. Lincoln said he didn't HAVE the authority to okay it, didn't SEEK such authority and could NOT have authorized Fulcher to sell dope.
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[SOT 8:15:10]
[IN Q=If Mr. Lincoln had agreed]

((IF MR. LINCOLN HAD AGREED TO TESTIFY EARLIER AND HAD SAID THE KINDS OF THINGS HE SAID HERE TODAY, I CAN TELL YOU OUR LAST TRIAL WOULD HAVE BEEN RADICALLY DIFFERENT.))
[SUPER=01-David Baugh]
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[OUT Q=radically different.]
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[VO-NAT]

Baugh can't say it would have been an outright acquittal, but he says the likelihood would have been greatly enhanced, because Agent Lincoln can corroborate the Fulchers' version. Mike Fulcher has insisted he was gathering evidence to build a case against guards bringing marijuana into Bland Prison.
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[SOT 8:10:30]
[IN Q=It was a hearing]

((IT WAS A HEARING ON WHETHER A SPECIAL AGENT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO AUTHORIZE EITHER DRUG OFFENSES OF MONEY LAUNDERING OFFENSES.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=money laundering offenses.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

When Fulcher was tried and convicted two years ago, the jury never heard from Agent Lincoln OR from Fulcher and his mother. Mike Fulcher was found guilty of drug running AND money laundering. The lawyers will file briefs before Judge Kiser rules on a new trial.

[CVS-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-02 TC1:11:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man supposedly looking for pain killers tried to rob a Grandin Road pharmacy today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say David Cheatham of Roanoke entered the CVS pharmacy with a crowbar and shirt over his face and said "I want Lortabs."
He apparently attempted to hit a CVS employee, but was stopped by a pharmacist and a customer who used package sealing tape to restrain him.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Employees say Cheatham was a regular customer who always seemed quiet and subdued.
He was charged with attempted robbery and assault.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


As the War on Terrorism continues, more Virgininians are joining the armed services AND staying IN when their enlistment's up.
That story's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And we've seen dozens of brush fires over the past few weeks.
Now fire officials fear deer hunting season could spark even more.
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[Reenlistment]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:37:08]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


The events of September 11 continue to change our country.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

As expected we're seeing increases in the number of Americans who want to go into military service
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

but just who's enlisting might surprise you. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon spent some time at a local recruitment office and joins us with more, Rachel?
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith Shannon, the Christiansburg office recruits in Montgomery County as well as Christiansburg and Blacksburg. Recruiters there say the number of young people joining the service is not increasing. But what is, is those who want to serve their county...for a second time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats]
[SUPER=143-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=141-Sgt. John Drawbond/Recruitment Station Commander; :26]
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[OUT Q=TO DO THEIR FIRST TIME]

((Nats TC 34:10:09/34:27:20 [walking into office] Sergeant John Drawbond uses his experiences from nine-years with the 82nd airborne division to recruit new army officers. But he says there's one group that needs no convincing. Re-enlistees.
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[SOT 24:44:19]
[IN Q=ITS BEEN A]

((SGT. JOHN DRAWBOND/RECRUITMENT STATION COMMANDER; ITS BEEN A BIG BENEFIT TO US BECAUSE WE ARE LOOKING FOR OUR SEASONED SOLDIERS WE ARE LOOKING FOR THEM TO COME BACK.))
[OUT Q=THEM TO COME BACK.]

Recruiters don't have to look far, Drawbond says prior service people are coming to them.
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[SOT 23:26:01]
[IN Q=right now were]

((SGT. JOHN DRAWBOND/RECRUITMENT STATION COMMANDER; RIGHT NOW WERE LOOKING AT PROBABLY, JUST THIS MONTH PROBABLY AT LEAST 5 OR 6 MORE PEOPLE INTERESTED THAN NORMAL.))
[OUT Q=THAN NORMAL]

The increase is significant, because on average, the Christiansburg office ships out just 10 army enlistees a month. Nats TC 37:27:23 [typing] Recruitment officers help the effort by keeping in touch with prior servicemen in the area by phone, mail and visits.


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[SOT 23:44:14]
[IN Q=a lot of ]

((SGT. JOHN DRAWBOND/RECRUITMENT STATION COMMANDER; A LOT OF THEM WOULD JUST LIKE TO COME BACK THEY MISS THE ARMY LIFE BUT CURRENTLY DUE TO RECENT EVENTS IT SEEMS TO REALLY ENHANCE THAT INTEREST.))
[OUT Q=INHANCE THAT INTEREST.]

Nats TC 29:42:11 [newspaper pages] An Army Times newspaper article talks about the trend being seen in recruitment offices around the country.
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[SOT 23:56:14]
[IN Q=PRIOR SERVICE WANTNG TO COME BACK]

((SGT. JOHN DRAWBOND/RECRUITMENT STATION COMMANDER; PRIOR SERVICE WANTING TO COME BACK AND TAKE PART IN WHAT'S GOING ON, MAYBE GET TO DO SOMETHING THEY'VE BEEN TRAINED TO DO AND DIDN'T GET TO DO IT THEIR FIRST TIME.))
[OUT Q=TO DO THEIR FIRST TIME.]))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

The fact that they're trained is a big benefit. If someone re-enlists after being out for less than two-years, they can pick up where they left off, same job, same rank...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Keith, Shannon they may even be able to choose their assignment.


[Nickens]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC50:36]
[GRAPHIC=Harry Nickens]


Roanoke County supervisor Harry Nickens is staying put, for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week]


The Vinton board member was one of three finalists for a college president's job in Alabama.
But he didn't get it.
Nickens was re-elected on Tuesday, a few days after his job search became public.
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[Disabled-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC01:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For people with disabilities often the biggest obstacle in getting a job is not their limitations but discrimination.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But Home Shopping Network in Roanoke is hoping to open doors for people with disabilities.
It's given Bradd Edmondson his first paying job. And made accommodations to his work station to make his job easier.


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[SOT44:35]
[IN Q=It's nice to have money in the bank]

((BRADD EDMONDSON:IT'S NICE TO TAKE HAVE MONEY IN THE BANK FOR ONCE WITHOUT HAVING TO LIVE MONTH TO MONTH ON A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK. THAT'S THE GREATEST THING))
[SUPER=01-Bradd Edmondson/Employee]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=the greatest thing]
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[VO-NAT:14]


Matt Corbett says the company has also gone out its way to help him fit in. He's legally blind and must have special equipment to do the job.
Home Shopping Network says it hopes to bring more people with disabilities on board.
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[SOT3:24]
[IN Q=We looked out over the workforce]

((WE LOOKED OUT OVER THE WORKFORCE AND SAID WE REALLY HAVEN'T HIT A MARKET OF PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED INDV. AND WE THINK THEY'RE SOME OPPORTUNITIES THERE ))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Shipley/Home Shopping Network]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=some opportunities out there]
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[VO-NAT:09]

While it does require some adjustments, Home Shopping Network says it has had much success with the employees it has hired so far.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A split decision on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/33.08/9587.45/y/9.76/1118.54;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 33 points.
NASDAQ fell ten.
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[Fire-Danger]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:19:44]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Despite tinder- dry conditions all across the state there currently are "no" plans to restrict or cancel any of Virginia's firearms hunting seasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./October 25]


A severe lack of rain has helped brush fires to scorch hundreds of acres over the past few weeks.
This one near Concord two weeks ago blackened nearly three hundred acres.
Forestry officials caution hunters to be careful when they head into the woods.
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[SOT 17:47:55]
[IN Q=We have a]

((ASHER ELLIOTT/VA FORESTRY DEPT.: WE HAVE A GREAT CONCERN WITH CAMPFIRES, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS A BURNING BAN I THINK EVERYONE IS AWARE OF.. I HOPE EVERYONE IS AWARE OF, HUNTERS SEEM TO STILL BUILD FIRES AND DON'T EXTINGUISH THEM COMPLETELY.))
[SUPER=01-Asher Elliott/VA Forestry Dept.]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=extinguish them completely.]
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[VO-NAT]


Muzzleloading deer season began east of the Blue Ridge on Monday.
The general firearms season starts on the 19th.
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[Tyminski]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC1:51:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dan Tyminski has seen the national spotlight as a member of the band Alison Krauss and Union Station.
But last night, the Franklin County resident was at center stage, when the Country Music Association handed out its awards in Nashville.
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[ 22:51:44 NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
[IN Q=I am a man of constant sorrow]

((I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW. I'VE SEEN TROUBLE ALL MY DAYS.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=trouble all my days.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Country Music Assoc. - CBS]


Tyminski picked up the Single of the Year award, for the song, "Man of Constant Sorrow."
And he was among the artists who were honored when the soundtrack to the movie, "O Brother Where Art Thou," was named album of the year.
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[SOT 20:20:28]
[IN Q=I suppose I should thank George Clooney for one]

((DAN TYMINSKI/CMA AWARD WINNER: I SUPPOSE I SHOULD THANK GEORGE CLOONEY FOR ONE, BUT I SHOULD THANK JOEL AND ETHAN COEN, T-BONE BURNETT, MERCURY RECORDS, AND ROUNDER RECORDS AND DOOBIE SHEA RECORDS, AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED ON SUCH A WONDERFUL RECORD AND ALL THE FANS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED IT. THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Tyminski/CMA Award Winner]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=thank you so very, very much.]
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[VO-NAT]


Also recognized last night, was Dickenson County native and bluegrass elder statesman Ralph Stanley, who appears on the "O Brother" soundtrack as well.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, The Dazzle will read to kids tomorrow at the Roanoke Civic Center... The ODAC releases its preseason basketball polls.
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[VO-NAT]


And its the final week of high school football's regular season we'll check the schedule for tomorrow night.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105 1:48:29]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


The Roanoke College men's soccer team begins play in the NCAA Division III South Region soccer tournament this Saturday. The Maroons will battle Wilmington in the second round.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Roanoke got a bye in the first round. The Maroons captured the ODAC tournament title to receive an automatic bid. The secret to their success can be found in a pre season soccer trip
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Scott Allison/Roanoke Men's Head Soccer Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=... this year"]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke is 17 and 2 coming in and did not play Wilmington this season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Flugrad/Maroons Midfielder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darren Eversole/Maroons Defender; :14]
[RUNS=26]
[OUT Q=......beat the team"]
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-102 1:49:25]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The NCAA Division III men's basketball semifinals and championship are March 15th and 16th at the Salem Civic Center. Steve Mason says today, the road to the final four began for the ODAC men and women as they held media day. Lets start with the men.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Men's Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :18]
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden-Sydney Head Coach; :39]
[SUPER=04-2001 ODAC Women's Tournament; :59]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke Women's Head Coach; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Barb Bausch/Guilford Women's Head Coach; 1:15(QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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(( Roanoke sent a jolt of electricity through the ODAC when former division I Virginia Tech full scholarship standout Kenny Harrell signed on, one of two transfers playing for the Maroons. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Randolph Macon is picked second, Emory and Henry seventh, Lynchburg eighth and Washington and Lee 10th.
On the women's side, the Roanoke team renewed it's annual tradition of toilet papering head coach Susan Dunagan's car on media day. Her Maroons are picked second behind 2001 tournament champion Guilford. ((:)) ((:)) Lynchburg is picked sixth, W & L eighth and Hollins 10th. The ODAC women's tournament begins February 21st while the Men tip it off February 16th at the Salem Civic Center. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 15053TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

The high school football regular season comes to close tomorrow night. A number of districts are still undecided and even more playoff spots are up for grabs. Here's a look at tomorrow night's schedule of games with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=LOGO FULL]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=...logo come full.]
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[S-Read]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (1:58:12)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Dazzle]


On the eve of their preseason game Saturday night against Greenville at the Roanoke Civic Center, The Roanoke Dazzle will hold its Read to Achieve Day for 140 kids on the floor of the Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Several Weeks ago, The Dazzle visited Hurt Park Elementary to read to the kids.
And the visit was inspiring to head coach Kent Davison and the Dazzle Staff.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I started...]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....on Friday."]
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[Keith-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC38:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Our colleague here had an interesting thing happen to him on the way out of the Kroger Deli today.
A woman's hair caught fire outside the store at Tower's shopping center as she tried to light a cigarette.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Kroger Surveillance Video]


You can see in this Kroger surveillance video that Keith heard Alice Moore screaming, ran to her and smothered the flames with his blazer jacket.
Witnesses report flames shooting from Moore's head, and had Keith acted a few seconds later, her face may have been severely burned.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]
[SS=None]


Kroger Managers are so appreciative of Keith's quick thinking, that they are insisting on replacing his burned jacket.
Moore suffered second degree burns, but is home resting comfortably.
[Promo]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


An area church is helping New York families hurt at ground zero.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

[***AMERICA RESPONDS MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith/Shannon and Jean MB Set;]


Jean Jadhon joins us now with a look at one of the stories you'll see tonight on News 7 at 11.
[LIVE=JEan /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@jean1;]


Keith and Shannon, four area women helped many families recover from the devastation of September 11th by caring for their children.
This gave parents more opportunities to seek the many types of assistance that became available to them.
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[VO-NAT]


They spent two weeks in New York and recently returned home to share their stories with loved ones.
Tonight, they'll share their experiences with their church.
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[LIVE=Jean /FULL MB SET]

[***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
We'll visit Oak Grove Church of the Brethren and hear what they saw and learned.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jean /MB Set;]

That's tonight on News 7 at 11.